2019 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Friday, July 12 - Osborn, Missouri
Shatto Farms

Everyone is Welcome - Bring a Neighbor!

Shatto Milk Co is a family owned producer/processor dairy. Shatto started bottling in glass bottles in 2003 and has grown to distribute in over 100 stores in the KC and St. Joseph area. The farm milks 300 cows and uses CowManager as a health and repro tool to help manage the herd. The farm uses a crop rotation of corn silage, forage beans, sorghum-sudan, triticale and oats for forages. The farm bottles flavored milks as well as skim, whole, 1%, 2%, and cream. Shattos also makes artisan cheese as well as butter and ice cream.

Shatto home delivery offers a door to door delivery service carrying Shatto Milk Co. products as well as local produce and goods from other local vendors. Serving the KC metro area.

We look forward to you joining us on July 12th, as we open our bottling facility for touring, showcase our forage program and view our variety of Holstein genetics.

Matt Schapeler

Some of our awards and bottles from our own cows

How we bottle our milk
Participants will have the opportunity to view bottling facility and end products.

Events Include:

    Shatto will display and demonstrate:

    1. Bedded sawdust freestall barn and sawdust pack barn. Headlocks and TMR facility.
    2. Bottling facility that produces flavored milks, cream, skim, whole, 1 & 2%.
    3. Artisan Cheese, butter and ice cream also made on site.
    4. CowManager system for health and reproduction management of herd
    5. Farm forage analysis - see what crops they grow and how they are rotated.
    6. Crop and forage program - ideas for your operation.
    7. See genetic and Holstein breeding program.
    8. Several vendors will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate products
    9. Lunch will be provided with several door prizes.

Shatto puts up a majority of their own forages. Silage is a large component of the program.

Shatto uses a variety of crops in their forage rotation: sudan and triticale are just a couple.

Shatto Farms
Matt Schapeler, Manager
9406 N. Hwy 33, Osborn, MO
Email: mschapeler@yahoo.com

Shatto grows much of their own hay



There are five district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call. South Central district show date is not yet finalized.


June 21-23 Arkansas Juniors
4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville

June 21 Northeast District Show, Formost Dairy, Columbia. Approximate start time 10AM

July 13 South Central District Show, Ava with Douglas County Fair

July 16 West Central District Show
Held at Cass County Fairgrounds, Pleasant Hill.

August 16 ~ 8:00 AM Southwest District Show, MO state Fair.
Held in conjunction with Stat Fair



Dallas Cornelius, Easton, MO
Janice Perry, Republic, MO

This year's convention is to be held in Appleton, WI.

Pertinent issues to be voted upon at National Convention in June:

  1. Election of new officers: Directors for Region Pres., VP, 1, 4, 6, and At-Large

    Declared candidate for President:

    Corey Geiger, Wisconsin

    Declared candidates for Vice-President:

    Roy Buessing, Kansas
    Johnathan Lamb, New York

    Declared candidate for Region 1 Director:

    Steven Keene, Maine

    Declared candidates Region 4 Director:

    Benjamin Newberry, Georgia

    Declared candidate for Region 6 Director:

    Spencer Hackett, Rice, Minnesota

    Michael Schiller, Freeport, Minnesota

    Declared candidates for At-Large Director:

    Peter Dueppengiesser, Wisconsin

How to contact your Missouri Representatives: If you want to contact your delegates regarding issues that you feel are important and need to be discussed feel free to contact them at the numbers below.

Region 7 Director - Dwight Rokey 785-284-2669 or darokey@rokeyroad.com
Dallas Cornelius 816-667-5692 or dcornelius@bbwi.net
Janice Perry 417-861-5958 or perrydale@tahighspeed.com


Leach Family Proves They are "Stronger Than the Storm"

From Agweb.com; June 3, 2019
May 28, 2019 was a day Rob Leach and his family will never forget. "I grabbed our phones, our portable charger, some flashlights," the Linwood, Kan. farmer said. "We thought worst case we're going to have these things, and I'm so glad we did, because we needed every one of them."

He needed those items after an EF-4 tornado ripped through Kansas. The twister was a master, at a mile wide, carrying 170 mph winds. "I mean, it was noisy, but it was just the most incredible wind you ever can imagine, " said Leach. "Then, there was some really loud pounding, which we thought were nails, but it turns out there was my chimney coming apart, you know, hitting the roof."

At one point, the winds and rain had stopped, and so Leach and his wife went upstairs. What they didn't realize was the "calm" was the eye of the storm. Once the winds started back, they rushed downstairs to get back to safety. "When we came upstairs after it was over, we couldn't see anything, because it was raining the hardest I've ever seen it."

When he finally waded through the limbs and debris covering his house and windows, the damage to Lin-Crest Farm was unreal. "We have a lot of outbuildings, we have a shop, a freestall barn, calf barn, holding pens, grain bins, garages, silos; it's all gone," he said. As a dairy farmer, Leach's worst fear quickly became a reality.

"When we came up the hill, we expected the worst, and we immediately found that we had cattle meeting us in the yard, cattle walking all over the place, dead cows" said Leach. "But there was nothing we could do. I couldn't even get to one to euthanize her." Some cows were carried more than a half a mile away. "The one that was the farthest away, we didn't find for 24 hours and she was the most valuable cow on the farm," explained Leach. "She was down in a ditch and couldn't get up. So, you know, we tried our best when we finally found her. We lifted her, we spent a lot of time trying to decide if she was able to be saved."

As the devastation continued to mount, what happened since the tornado ravaged the farm is something Leach says is remarkable. "I made one phone call," he said. "I haven't even asked for help. I only made one phone call. And I've probably had a couple hundred people here and maybe more. The first guy here was some stranger who walked probably a mile to get here. He was just some guy that came over the hill, because all the roads were blocked for within a mile in every direction. And he walked in from the pasture and and wanted to help. He got on the skid loader and was trying to help, because he knew that the road was blocked. They probably spent three hours trying to clear their driveway. And then the county roads were also blocked. So access was impossible."

As cleanup continues to take place, and reality sets in, Leach said he's reminded what matters most. "Nobody got hurt. My family is good, nobody got hurt," said Leach. "My sister's house, which is across the pasture, she was in her basement, and she lost everything. When she came upstairs her house was gone. And probably within 15 minutes she was over here, because nobody was hurt over there, she was over here helping with the cattle, and she never went home that night. She never went home."

Caring for their cows, even when a natural disaster strikes. "I mean, it seems silly, but our cows are our family," said Leach. "All we cared about next was getting the cow somewhere safe. That one phone call s how he set the whole thing up." Strangers and friends helping save the cows they could, no matter the lengths they had to go. "That night we walked 20 of the worst ones that were saveable out the driveway, so people had never seen cows in their life, we haltered them and they walked them all the way to the road, which must be a half a mile, in the dark and in the rain."

Leach is thankful his daughters weren't home that night. The girls were in Wisconsin, including Taylor Leach, who's part of the Farm Journal family. "Trash is everywhere, nails everywhere, wires everywhere," she said scouring the aftermath. "If we ever have cattle here again, I don't know how we're going to be able to clean up all of the wire and nails out in the pasture. Our alfalfa needs cut and there are shingles in it." The farm, cows and the backdrop of her childhood ripped up in minutes.

Time stood still that night, with the clock in the milking parlor stuck on the time the tornado struck, reminding the Leach family they are stronger than the storm. "Your friends and your family are all that matters," said Rob Leach. "None of this is worth anything; this is just stuff. That's what I had to tell my kids who were out of town, and thank God they weren't here, I just thank God nobody got hurt. And none of this stuff matters at all."

Ways to Help:

There are several ways to help the Leach family if you are so compelled:

We have received numerous donations of love in the mail on behalf of the Leach and Hahn families. Thank You! I know that they are laying out a lot cash for such things as diesel fuel for heavy equipment and tire repairs and break downs of chain saws and the like.

1. Personal Donations directly to Rob Leach and family or Brian & Chris Hahn (Rob's Sister). Send check direct to them at: 12950 198th St, Linwood KS 66052.

2. Or you can make an online payment via PayPal via the following link: https://www.paypal.me/LinCrestFarm

3. Donations of perscription drugs by vets or vet companies are being accepted to help care for the injured cattle. Please contact Jodi Wright 417-840-3203 or jwright@missouriholstein.com for a list of needed items and vet contact info for scripts.

4. Online Benefit sale: There is a online benefit sale being organized by Callie (Unruh) Toews. Sale to begin Monday, June 10. Sale through www.sconlinesales.com They are accepting donations at this time. Let Jodi know if you have something to donate.

State Fair Entry Deadline July 1

Exhibitors interested in competing at the Missouri State Fair will now be able to access new online entry and payment options, and online registration for the vendor input form.


Exhibitors under age 13 will be admitted free to the 11-day Fair again this year, while exhibitors age 13 and over will be able to purchase up to 40 single-day exhibitor admission tickets at a special price of $5. The discounted exhibitor tickets are available to order from the Fair business office at the time of competition entry. These tickets will not be available at the gate, and they do not include exhibitor parking. Entry deadline is July 1, 2019.

To enter online, visit www.mostatefair.com, click on 'Online Registration' or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

Missouri in Broadband Mapping Initiative

Missouri has been chosen as one of two pilot states for the Broadband Mapping Initiative with USTelecom, ITTA, WISPA and multiple broadband companies. The project’s goal is to produce a detailed map of broadband availability across the nation to help policymakers identify where service is lacking.

Read more about the project here: Broadband to Rural Areas

All-National Showcase Program Launched by Holstein USA

Holstein Association USA announces an exciting new award recognizing U.S. Registered Holstein® cows and their owners for exceptional performance at National Holstein Shows. The All-National Showcase Program is designed to add value to Registered Holstein cattle and reward their participation in National Shows.

“Having another recognition program for Registered Holsteins is very exciting for us. A lot of sports have points-driven contests throughout the season to determine the overall best of the best, and this program will mirror that,” says Jodi Hoynoski, executive director, Holstein Identification & Member Services.

To be eligible, animals must be registered in the Holstein Association USA herdbook on or before November 15 in the award year. Animals will be eligible to earn points at each National Holstein Show exhibited at throughout the year. Points are allocated for a top 10 placing in their respective uniform age class, based on the size of the show. Bonus points will be awarded to champions.

In each of the uniform show classes, the top 10 animals earning the most points will be recognized on the Holstein Association USA website and will receive a certificate. For the top two animals, the website will feature a picture and pedigree link, and the recognition will be added to the animal's Official Holstein PedigreeTM.

All-National results will be posted on the website in December. Full details on the All-National Showcase Program rules and point system can be found at www.holsteinusa.com/showcase.

Mid-Season Showcase Rankings can be found here! >

Women In Dairy

JUNE 12, Wednesday
June Dairy Month Promotion and "Meet Your Farmer" outreach at Ruby's Market, Springfield.


Ruby’s market has has relocated into the Battlefield Price cutter in Springfield.
The address is: 3260 Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65804

We will have nutritionists on hand offering some favorite dairy recipes – but we need YOU to answer all the cow questions!!

If everyone pitches in to bring a few of the items it’ll make for light duty! Here’s a site summarizing the supplies needed: www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACAC29A5F58-calf. Please click on the boxes that you are able to assist with. Don’t be bashful if you see items missing that you know we’ll need, just let me know and I’ll get them added to the list.

When: WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ruby's Market (relocated to Battlefield Price Cutter) 3260 Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65804
RSVP or questions: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

We had a lot of fun last year – I am excited to celebrate another June dairy month!!


Update: New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17
New DMC Decision Tool

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool – developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. For more information, access the tool at fsa.usda.gov/dmc-tool. For DMC sign up, eligibility and related program information, visit fsa.usda.gov or contact your local USDA Service Center.

Signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

NEW:The Department has built in a 50 percent blend of premium and supreme alfalfa hay prices with the alfalfa hay price used under the prior dairy program to provide a total feed cost that more closely aligns with hay rations used by many producers. At a milk margin minus feed cost of $9.50 or less, payments are possible. With the 50 percent hay blend, FSA’s revised April 2019 income over feed cost margin is $8.82 per hundredweight (cwt). The revised margins for January, February and March are, respectively, $7.71, $7.91 and $8.66 – triggering DMC payments for each month.

Signup open from Juen 17 - September 20, 2019

A link to the recorded webinar will be available at www.fsa.usda.gov/mo following the live presentation.
New Program 2019:
- January Rate: 7.71. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.79 per cwt.
- February Rate: 7.91. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.59 per cwt.
- March Rate: 8.66. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.84 per cwt.
- April Rate: 8.82. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.68 per cwt.


LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2019
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2018 Missouri Membership List - By District

2018 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

June 15 Ozark Empire Fair Entry Deadline

June 21 NE District Show, Foremost Farm, Columbia

June 24 - 27 National Holstein Convention, Wisconsin

July 1 Missouri State Fair Entries Due.
July 2 - 6 Webster County Fair, Dairy Show, Marshfield
July 12 Missouri Holstein Field Day, Shatto Farms, Osborn, MO
July 13 SC District Show, Ava
July 16 WC District Show, Pleasant Hill
July 16 - 18 4-H State Dairy Judging Camp

July 25 - 28 Ozark Empire Fair - Dairy Show Ozark Empire Fair Schedule.

August 13-18 Missouri State Fair & SW District Show
September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

September 8 World Dairy Expo Entries Postmarked

September 19 World Dairy Expo Entries Late Entry Deadline

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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